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Who is A K Rajan?
A.K Rajan, also known as justice Rajan was the Law Secretary of the Madras High Court. He drafted many important bills, which resulted in later becoming a law. He was serving as District and Session judge, and he was later elevated as the Judge of Madras High court in September 2000. Justice Rajan retired in 2005 in January. But after that he also served and kept on drafting bills and brought people’s voices in front.
What is NEET?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a competitive exam held once around every year which grants admission to Undergraduate courses such as MBBS, BDS, etc. For the postgraduates, NEET PG grants admission in higher courses such as MD and MS. Cracking NEET is important for a medical aspirant.
Report of A.K Rajan:
A.K Rajan previously submitted his report on the people’s response to the competitive exam, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The report was submitted to the Chief Minister (CM) M.K Stalin on the 4th of August 2021.
Why report for NEET?
There has been strong opposition to the conduction of NEET in the state of Tamil Nadu soon after its commencement. Also, the State government announced the formation of a committee which would duly be headed by the Former judge A.K. Rajan, to conduct a study on whether the NEET exam has affected the candidates in any means on the periphery of society. Also, he was asked to suggest corrections to the situation.
After submitting the report, Rajan revealed in a press meet that the people who had responded were the majority against NEET. He said that the report he made consisted of around 165 pages and the State is expected to pass a resolution according to the report. The demand for exemption will be first discussed in the assembly and then will be forwarded to the President.
In the academic year 2016, NEET was introduced in the State but there was no system of mandatory admission until the year 2018. Last year, 2020, the State Government introduced a special type of reservation of 7.5% of the total seats available in the state, for the government school students, and nearly 7.5% of students were benefited after this reservation.
The state and the Government:
On one hand, the state is trying to seek the exemption in favor of the candidates, and on the other hand, the government continues with its training program for the students of government schools. The ministers of medical and also the chief minister state that they don’t want the students to suffer in any case, be it exemption of exams or be it attempting one.
A.K Rajan has submitted a detailed report of 165 pages that he ran around the state. The report was submitted to the Chief Minister so that the minister could carry forward the issue and pass a judgment in favor of the students. The state government in the year 2020 also announced a special reservation of 7.5% of the government school students which benefitted around 300 students in total.